St. Mary’s School is focusing on its Dominican roots and bringing it to the forefront. Three Dominican nuns came from Kentucky to Bellevue in 1948 and started up St. Mary’s School. They brought with them the motto from St. Dominic “Veritas” Latin for “truth” and the Four Pillars of the Dominican Way of Life: Study, Prayer, Community, and Service. We still see these embedded traditions in our daily lives at St. Mary’s School today.
• Study - We study and learn together.
• Prayer - We pray together every day.
• Community - We share our school, religious and service lives with each other.
• Service - We share God’s Word by living it in service to others.
Isn’t this remarkable that these wonderful women brought us this over 68 years ago and we still live it every day! We now have a new school crest that symbolizes our connection with the Dominicans. The crest includes the Dominican Cross and Shield, their Latin motto: Veritas, olive branches to remind us to strive for peace daily, our founding date of 1948, our school colors to remind us of the Blessed Mother as well as her traditional heraldic symbol, all in a circular shape to represent God’s never ending love for us.